European Wrestling Championships

The European Wrestling Championships is the second oldest international wrestling competition of the modern world and the main wrestling championships in Europe. It predates World Wrestling Championships and other regional wrestling championships and is second only to the wrestling events at the Olympics. From its inception in 1898 till 1927 only Greco-Roman wrestling was contested. Since 1929 separate freestyle wrestling events were held as well. Since 1970 the two Olympic wrestling styles were contested together during the same unified events. Since 1973 Sambo wrestling was included into the championships programme along with GR and freestyle wrestling[1] (subsequently disctontinued and from 1983 contested separately.) Since 2014 associated traditional wrestling styles recognized globally by UWW were incorporated into the annual championships schedule.

European Wrestling Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)February – May
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1911 (1911)
Activityamateur wrestling
Organised byFILAUWW Europe

SummaryEdit

Until 2005 there was held separate championships for each wrestling style. First women championships was held in 1988.

Pre 1911Edit

No. Year City Country Date Venue Style Events Winner
1 1898 Vienna   Austria-Hungary GR 1 (Open)   Russian Empire
2 1902 Hague   Netherlands GR 1 (Open)   Denmark
3 1903 Rotterdam   Netherlands February 8 GR 1 (Open)   Denmark
4 1904 Amsterdam   Netherlands January 24 GR 1 (Open)   Bohemia
5 1905 Amsterdam   Netherlands January 28 – 29 GR 1 (Open)   Netherlands
6 1906 Hague   Netherlands January 28 GR 3   German Empire
7 1907 Copenhagen   Denmark GR 3   Denmark
Vienna   Austria-Hungary GR 1 (Open)   Austria
8 1909 Malmö   Sweden February GR 4   Sweden
Dresden   German Empire September GR 4   German Empire
9 1910 Budapest   Austria-Hungary GR 3   Denmark

Post 1911Edit

No. Year City Country Date Venue Style Events Winner
1 1911 Budapest   Austria-Hungary GR 4   Austria
2 1921 Offenbach   Germany GR 5   Germany
3 1924 Neunkirchen   Germany GR 7   Germany
4 1925 Milan   Italy GR 6   Hungary
5 1926 Riga   Latvia GR 6   Germany
6 1927 Budapest   Hungary GR 6   Hungary
7 1929 Paris   France February FS 7   Sweden
Dortmund   Germany April GR 6   Sweden
8 1930 Stockholm   Sweden March GR 7   Sweden
Brussels   Belgium May FS 7   Belgium
9 1931 Prague   Czechoslovakia March GR 7   Finland
Budapest   Hungary October FS 7   Hungary
10 1933 Helsinki   Finland March GR 7   Finland
Paris   France November FS 7    Switzerland
11 1934 Rome   Italy April GR 7   Sweden
Stockholm   Sweden October FS 7   Sweden
12 1935 Copenhagen   Denmark April GR 7   Nazi Germany
Brussels   Belgium September FS 7   Hungary
13 1937 Paris   France May GR 7   Sweden
Munchen   Nazi Germany October FS 7   Nazi Germany
14 1938 Tallinn   Estonia GR 7   Sweden
15 1939 Oslo   Norway GR 7   Sweden
16 1946 Stockholm   Sweden FS 8   Turkey
17 1947 Prague   Czechoslovakia April 11 – 14 GR 8   Sweden
18 1949 Istanbul   Turkey FS 8   Turkey
19 1966 Essen   West Germany GR 8   Soviet Union
Carlsruhe   West Germany FS 8   Soviet Union
20 1967 Minsk   Soviet Union Minsk Sports Palace GR 8   Soviet Union
Istanbul   Turkey FS 8   Turkey
21 1968 Västerås   Sweden June 14 – 16 GR 8   Soviet Union
Skopje   Yugoslavia July 2 – 4 FS 8   Bulgaria
22 1969 Modena   Italy GR 10   Yugoslavia
Sofia   Bulgaria FS 10   Soviet Union
23 1970 East Berlin   East Germany June 9 – 14 GR 10   East Germany
FS 10   Soviet Union
24 1972 Katowice   Poland May 24 – 30 Spodek Arena GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
25 1973 Losanna    Switzerland March FS 10   Soviet Union
Helsinki   Finland June GR 10   Bulgaria
26 1974 Madrid   Spain June 21 – 29 Palacio de Deportes GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
Sambo 10   Soviet Union
27 1975 Ludwigshafen   West Germany GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
Sambo 10 not contested
28 1976 Leningrad   Soviet Union April 12 – 23 Yubileyny Sports Palace GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
Sambo 10   Soviet Union
29 1977 Bursa   Turkey GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
30 1978 Sofia   Bulgaria April 22 – 24 GR 10   Romania
May 5 – 7 FS 10   Bulgaria
31 1979 Bucharest   Romania April 16 – 21 GR 10   Romania
FS 10   Soviet Union
32 1980 Prievidza   Czechoslovakia April 20 – 27 GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
33 1981 Gothenburg   Sweden April 8 – 11 GR 10   Soviet Union
Lodz   Poland April 23 – 26 FS 10   Soviet Union
34 1982 Varna   Bulgaria April 17 – 25 GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
Sambo 10   Soviet Union
35 1983 Budapest   Hungary GR 10   Bulgaria
  Soviet Union
FS 10   Bulgaria
36 1984 Joenkoeping   Sweden GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
37 1985 Leipzig   East Germany GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
38 1986 Piraeus   Greece April 14 – 20 GR 10   Soviet Union
FS 10   Soviet Union
39 1987 Veliko Tarnovo   Bulgaria May FS 10   Soviet Union
Tampere   Finland May GR 10   Soviet Union
40 1988 Manchester   UK April FS 10   Soviet Union
Kolbotn   Norway May GR 10   Soviet Union
Dijon   France July LF 9   France
41 1989 Oulu   Finland May 5 – 7 GR 10   Soviet Union
Ancara   Turkey May 12 – 14 FS 10   Soviet Union
42 1990 Poznan   Poland May 6 – 8 FS 10   Soviet Union
May 1 – 15 GR 10   Soviet Union
43 1991 Aschaffenburg   West Germany April GR 10   Soviet Union
Stuttgart May FS 10   Soviet Union
44 1992 Copenhagen   Denmark GR 10   Unified Team
Kaposvár   Hungary FS 10   Unified Team
45 1993 Istanbul   Turkey GR 10   Russia
FS 10   Turkey
Ivanovo   Russia Ivanovo Sports Palace LF 9   Russia
46 1994 Athens   Greece GR 10   Russia
  Ukraine
Rome   Italy FS 10   Russia
47 1995 Besançon   France GR 10   Russia
Fribourg    Switzerland FS 10   Russia
48 1996 Budapest   Hungary GR 10   Russia
FS 10   Russia
Oslo   Norway LF 9   Russia
49 1997 Kouvola   Finland GR 8   Turkey
Warsaw   Poland FS 8   Russia
LF 6   France
50 1998 Minsk   Belarus Minsk Sports Palace GR 8   Russia
Bratislava   Slovakia FS 8   Ukraine
LF 6   Russia
51 1999 Minsk   Belarus April 15 – 18 Minsk Sports Palace FS 8   Russia
Götzis   Austria April 24 – May 1 LF 6   France
Sofia   Bulgaria May 13 – 16 GR 8   Russia
52 2000 Moscow   Russia April 13 – 18 CSKA Arena GR 8   Russia
Budapest   Hungary April 9 Népstadion FS 8   Russia
LF 6   Russia
53 2001 Budapest   Hungary April FS 8   Russia
LF 6   Russia
Istanbul   Turkey May GR 8   Turkey
54 2002 Seinäjoki   Finland GR 7   Russia
LF 7   Russia
Baku   Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev Sports Complex FS 7   Russia
55 2003 Belgrade   Serbia GR 7   Russia
Riga   Latvia FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Russia
56 2004 Haparanda   Sweden April 8 – 11 GR 7   Ukraine
LF 7   Ukraine
Ancara   Turkey April 23 – 25 FS 7   Russia
57 2005 Varna   Bulgaria GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Ukraine
LF 7   Russia
58 2006 Moscow   Russia April 25 – 30 Megasport Arena GR 7   Turkey
FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Russia
59 2007 Sofia   Bulgaria April 17 – 22 Winter Sports Palace GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Ukraine
LF 7   Russia
60 2008 Tampere   Finland April 1 – 6 Tampere Sports Centre GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Russia
61 2009 Vilnius   Lithuania March 31 – April 5 Utenos pramogų arena GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Azerbaijan
LF 7   Russia
62 2010 Baku   Azerbaijan April 13 – 18 Heydar Aliyev Sports Complex GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Russia
63 2011 Dortmund   Germany March 29 – April 3 Westfalenhallen GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Ukraine
64 2012 Belgrade   Serbia March 8 – 11 Kombank Arena GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Ukraine
65 2013 Tbilisi   Georgia March 19 – 24 Tbilisi Sports Palace GR 7   Russia
FS 7   Russia
LF 7   Ukraine
66 2014 Vantaa   Finland April 1 – 6 Trio Arena GR 8   Russia
FS 8   Russia
LF 8   Russia
67 2016 Riga   Latvia March 8 – 13 Arena Riga GR 8   Russia
FS 8   Georgia
LF 8   Ukraine
68 2017 Novi Sad   Serbia May 2 – 7 SPC Vojvodina GR 8   Hungary
FS 8   Russia
LF 8   Russia
69 2018 Kaspiysk   Russia April 30 – May 6 Ali Aliyev Sport Complex GR 10   Russia
FS 10   Russia
LF 10   Russia
70 2019 Bucharest   Romania April 8 – 14 Polyvalent Hall GR 10   Russia
FS 10   Russia
LF 10   Ukraine
71 2020 Rome   Italy February 10 – 16 PalaPellicone GR 10   Russia
FS 10   Russia
LF 10   Russia
72 2021 Katowice   Poland April 19 – 25 Spodek Arena GR 10 TBD
FS 10 TBD
LF 10 TBD
73 2022 Budapest   Hungary April 4 – 10 TBA GR 10 TBD
FS 10 TBD
LF 10 TBD
  • FS : Freestyle / GR : Greco-Roman / LF : Women's Freestyle
  • Until 2018 : 67 GR, 60 FS, 24 LF

Medal summaryEdit

As of 2019
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union
  Russia
452190196838
2  Bulgaria (BUL)136137137410
3  Turkey (TUR)9378123294
4  West Germany
  Germany
88136149373
5  Sweden (SWE)817463218
6  Hungary (HUN)6186108255
7  Ukraine (UKR)537696225
8  Azerbaijan (AZE)463159136
9  Poland (POL)376089186
10  Finland (FIN)363445115
11  Romania (ROM)277381181
12  Georgia (GEO)263556117
13  France (FRA)262664116
14  Armenia (ARM)23252876
15  Belarus (BLR)155259126
16  Yugoslavia
  Serbia
13212256
17  Norway (NOR)9171642
18   Switzerland (SUI)8121030
19  Italy (ITA)8103048
20  Czechoslovakia
  Czech Republic
5153656
21  Estonia (EST)5131230
22  Austria (AUT)56819
23  Latvia (LAT)55515
24  Greece (GRE)4172647
25  Belgium (BEL)411520
26  Moldova (MDA)3101629
27  Denmark (DEN)37414
28  Slovakia (SVK)24511
29  Egypt (EGY)1124
30  North Macedonia (MKD)1045
31  Israel (ISR)06410
32  Great Britain (GBR)0448
33  Iran (IRN)0415
34  Lithuania (LTU)0257
35  Spain (ESP)0167
36  Albania (ALB)0112
37  Monaco (MCO)0101
38  Croatia (CRO)0066
39  Netherlands (NED)0044
40  Slovenia (SLO)0011
Totals (40 nations)1276128115864143

Youth WrestlingEdit

European U23 Wrestling ChampionshipEdit

The European U23 Wrestling Championships is main wrestling championships in Europe.

Edition Year Host venue Events
1 2015   Walbrzych, Poland 24
2 2016   Russe, Bulgaria 24
3 2017   Szombathely, Hungary 24
4 2018   Istanbul, Turkey 30
5 2019   Novi Sad, Serbia
6 2020 TBD TBA

European Junior Wrestling ChampionshipEdit

The European Junior Wrestling Championships is main wrestling championships in Europe.

European Cadet Wrestling ChampionshipEdit

The European Cadet Wrestling Championships is main wrestling championships in Europe.

European School Wrestling ChampionshipEdit

The European School Wrestling Championships is main wrestling championships in Europe.

Traditional wrestlingEdit

[2]

European Sambo ChampionshipEdit

Among the decisions taken during the 1973 FILA Congress, held under the FILA President Milan Ercegan, Sambo, a special form of wrestling particularly practised in the USSR and Asia, was recognized. Among the decisions taken during the Congress, Sambo for the first time was included in the programme of the 1974 European Wrestling Championships (along with GR and freestyle.) During the Congress, the attribution of the next freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling and Sambo championships was decided as follows: European Championships: 1974 at Madrid (Spain,) 1975 at Ludwigshafen (West Germany,) 1976 in Turkey. World Championships: 1974 at Tehran. Junior European Championships: 1974 at Poznan (Poland.) Junior World Championships: 1973 at Miami (USA.)[1] After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, anti-Soviet international sentiment led to a discontinuation of Sambo from the Championships programme.

European Grappling ChampionshipEdit

The European Grappling Championship (GP) is main traditional wrestling championships in Europe.

Edition Year Host venue Events
1 2015   Sassari, Italy 26
2 2016   Rome, Italy 26
3 2017   Novi Sad, Serbia 26
4 2018   Kaspiysk, Russia 26

Sources: [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

European Pankration ChampionshipEdit

The European Pankration Championship (PK) is main traditional wrestling championships in Europe.

Edition Year Host venue Events
1 2014   Bucharest, Romania
2 2015   Tbilisi, Georgia
3 2016   Budapest, Hungary
4 2017   Brindisi, Italy
5 2018   Zrenjanin, Serbia

Sources: [15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32]

European Alysh ChampionshipEdit

The European Alysh Championship (Belt Wrestling Alysh or BWUWW or AL) is main traditional wrestling championships in Europe.

Edition Year Host venue Events
1 2014   Liepaja, Latvia
2 2017   Novi Sad, Serbia 4
3 2018   Zrenjanin, Serbia

Sources: [33][34][35][36][37][38]

European Pahlavani ChampionshipEdit

The European Pahlavani Championship (Pahlavani Wrestling or PW) is main traditional wrestling championships in Europe.

Edition Year Host venue Events
1 2017   Novi Sad, Serbia
2 2019

Sources: [39][40][41][42][permanent dead link]

European Kazak Kuresi ChampionshipEdit

The European Kazak Kuresi Championship (Kazakh Wrestling or KK) is main traditional wrestling championships in Europe.

Edition Year Host venue Events
1 2014   Liepaja, Latvia
2 2017   Novi Sad, Serbia

Sources: [43][44][45][46][47][48][49]

European Beach Wrestling ChampionshipEdit

The European Beach Wrestling Championship (BW) is main traditional wrestling championships in Europe.

  • Until 2018 no competition.

ReferencesEdit

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See alsoEdit

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